Following the informational hearing of the Select Committee on Gasoline Supply and Pricing, Assemblymembers Vince Fong (R-Kern County) and Carlos Villapudua (D-Stockton) issued the following statement:
“Gas prices have been decimating family budgets all year, and those with the lowest incomes are struggling to scrape by. We need to increase domestic oil production to provide long-term stability and relief over time.
“Despite the state’s push towards electrical vehicles, Californians still consumed 13.8 billion gallons of gas last year. This highlights our continued reliance on oil, and when we import 56.2% of it from foreign nations, we leave ourselves vulnerable to the volatile international market.
“We need to take advantage of the state’s abundance of natural resources that would provide thousands of well-paying union jobs and STEM careers.”